Small Group Joning Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 15 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 2-15
  • Max Elevation: 5,106 m./16,728 ft.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating and challenging trekking route in Nepal. Offering a blend of natural beauty and unique culture that takes you around the shadows of majestic Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Experience the intermingling of Tibetan culture with local Gurung tribes while trekking in the Manaslu circuit region. You can experience the multi-culture and traditions along the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The initial part of the trek is inhabited by Bharhaman, Chhetri, Magar, Newar, and indigenous people.

Mt. Manaslu Circuit Trek is often regarded as one of the most remarkable trekking trails in the Nepal Himalayas. Manslu Circuit trekking offers a unique and less-corded, great alternative trek to the Annapurna Circuit trek. It starts from Mache Khola and ends at Dharapani or Besi Sahar. Manaslu trek makes a complete circuit of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m/26,774 ft), the eighth-highest mountain in the world,

Manaslu Circuit Trekking provides some jaw-dropping Himalayan views. The major highlights of the Manaslu trek are the visit to Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m/15,744 ft.), Sama Village, Birendra Lake, or Phungen, and the crossing of Larke La pass (5,106 m/16,728 ft.). Along the trekking path, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himlung Mountain. Are you planning a solo group trip or a private family trip to Manaslu? We guarantee your departure with a successful and satisfying journey with our dedicated, well-experienced trekking team. You have the option to combine Tshum Valley Trek with Manaclu Circuit Trekking.

Difficulty level of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

In general, The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation. The trails include a variety of terrains, from lush green to high alpine areas. While on this trek, one can experience the intermingling of a century of old tradition with newly introduced Buddhism. The trail moves up along the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through rolling green hills, valleys, villages, and terraced farm fields. The trail passes through the Manaslu Conservation Area, which has successfully promoted ecotourism by preserving wildlife and ecological biodiversity. In the higher elevations, the landscape changes from green forests to dry, arid geography. The people in the Manaslu region are Tibetans and follow Tibetan Buddhism, visible on Mani walls, Chortens, and Stupa.

Compared with popular trekking trails, Manaslu Circuit Trekking is less developed and less crowded than some other trekking routes. But you still get enough facilities. Clean and standard types of tea houses are available along the trek, offering various types of good food. In some areas, you can even get a room with attached bathrooms and hot showers. Electricity and Wi-Fi facilities are also provided. You have another great opportunity to extend a trek to T-sum Valley, which is an ideal plan to experience the spiritual sites of Tsum Valley. Manaslu Trekking is rated moderate to strenuous, thus making it suitable for all physical levels of trekkers. We proposed the best suitable trek itinerary, trek map, and the Manaslu circuit trek at the lowest cost with a highly experienced trek leader.

Places to visit while on the Manaslu Circuit

  • T-sum Valley with Mu Gumpa: T-sum Valley is a newly opened area bordering Tibet and the lifestyle and culture are very similar to Tibetan. Tourism, husbandry work, ago-farming, and Monastery life are the main occupations in the region.
  • Serang Gompa 3,100 m/10,168 ft: Known as Nubri Gumba, lies T-Sum above the Bhi village. It is a meditation monastery bordering Tibet. A refugee has existed for more than 5,00 years in this high-altitude southern slop.
  • Kal Tal, meaning 'Death Lake' 3,600 m./11,808 ft. The detour to Kal Tal is 4 hours of walking above the Prok village. This is a scenic place to view the diverse landscape and is religiously significant.
  • Hang Gompa and Himalchuli Base Camp 4,020 m./13,185 ft. It is a beautiful monastery from Bihi. Walk for about an hour and reach the monastery in the meadows of a pine forest.
  • Phungen Gompa (around 4,050 m/11,316 ft.). You may take a detour from Shyalla or Sama Gaon. This is the most scenic place in the Manaslu Base Camp trekking region.
  • Birendra Tal: 3,450 m/11,316 ft. This is a high-altitude freshwater turquoise lake fed by glaciers. It is an hour's walk from Sama Gaon. You may try to swim or wash your feet.
  • Manaslu Base Camp, 4,900 m./16,072 ft. The base for the Manaslu expedition patches its tent and stays for acclimatization. It is a 4-hour walk from Sama Gaon through the steep slope. The views are extraordinary of the lake, glacier, landscape, and vegetation.

What to expect in the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek provides a unique and less crowded alternative to trekking to the more popular Everest and Annapurna regions. There are opportunities to take an expedition on Mt. Manaslu and Larke Peak, which grants the possibility of exploring the Monastery, Stupa, and century-old culture. Manaslu Circuit trekking offers a great view from Larke Pass (5,106 m./16,747 ft.) into the Himalayan vista. Our 13-day trekking itinerary is outlined, so we are happy to follow your suggestion if you have your own. For a customized trek, please contact us. After crossing Larke La, the path meets with the world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek in Dharapani. While on the Manaslu roundtrip, people can experience the six climatic zones. The tropical climate zone, subtropical zone, Temperate zone, sub-alpine zone, Alpine zone, and Arctic climatic zone lie at an elevation above 4,500 m/4,920 ft., and above the snow line at about 5,000 m. The best seasons for Manaslu trekking are March to May and October to mid-December. Winter is from December to February, and the temperature falls to -15 degrees centigrade. June to August is the monsoon season, and there is much rainfall and landslides.

What is the cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit Trek can vary significantly based on several factors, including the duration of the trek, the season of travel, the chosen trekking agency, the preferred level of comfort, and transportation options from Kathmandu to Machhe Khola and Dharapani to Besisahar and back to Kathmandu. Moreover, while on the trek, there are miscellaneous expenses such as snacks, charging electronic devices, and hot showers, among others, which trekkers need to bear themselves.

Permit Fees: Manaslu Restricted Area Permit: USD 70-100 per week (varies by season)Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) USD 30.TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) fee: USD 20.

Guide and Porter: Hiring a guide: USD 25–30 per day.Hiring a porter: USD 20–25 per day (can be shared between two trekkers if traveling in a pair).

Accommodation:-Teahouse/Lodge: USD 10-15 per night (subject to seasonal variations and location).

Food: Approximately USD 10–15 per meal, with prices increasing at higher altitudes

Transportation: Sharing a bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola/Machhe Khola: USD 10–25 each way.Dharapani to Besisahar and Kathmandu: Similar range for transportation costs. Private Jeep option to Machhe Khola/Dharapani to Kathmandu: Approximately USD 250

Global Adventure Trekking, provides a 15-day trek for USD 995, which is both pocket-friendly and affordable. We would like to advise you to allocate extra funds for emergencies or unexpected expenses to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience.

Why book the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Global Adventure Trekking?

Global Adventure Trekking Company is registered with the Nepal Government of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, showcasing your commitment to operating within the legal framework set by the authorities. Moreover, being affiliated with reputable organizations like the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) further solidifies your credibility within the industry.

GAT offers a fantastic opportunity for travelers to experience Nepal's beauty and culture in both budget-friendly and luxury settings. With high-end accommodations, private transportation, and expert guides, visitors can enjoy the best of what Global Adventure Trekking has to offer in comfort and style. 

The fact that the Global Adventure Trekking Company is run by a young and energetic professional team likely adds to the dynamic and innovative approach to providing top-notch services to clients. Manaslu Circuit Trek's stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage make it an enticing destination for adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts alike, and it's great to see companies like Global Adventure Trekking facilitating memorable experiences for travelers, as we have been serving the Himalayas since 1998.

Global Adventure Trekking is recommended by renowned travel authorities like Lonely Planet and The Longest Way Home. We guarantee your successful trek with our trekking experience of the highest caliber. Our team of well-experienced and friendly trek staff is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the expedition. Moreover, our pocket-friendly budget options ensure that adventure is accessible to all, without compromising on quality.

Global Adventure Trekking understands that flexibility is key to a fulfilling trekking experience, which is why we offer customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences. Solo trekkers are warmly welcome to join our groups.

Global Adventure Trekking is always at your door to deliver fast and easy communication. Our 24/7 easy communication channels ensure that assistance is always within reach, providing peace of mind throughout your journey.

Global Adventure Trekking is always concerned with its convenient payment system and free cancellation policy. We go above and beyond to enhance your trekking experience. Enjoy complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off. GAT provides a sleeping bag, a down jacket, and a refundable duffel bag. You will receive your trek achievement certificate and a company T-shirt.

How do I prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek lasts for 15 days. But it is always flexible, Global Adventure Trekking Company is always crafting the itinerary within your time frame. Preparing for the Manaslu Circuit Trek requires attention to detail and careful planning. Here's a breakdown of key steps to ensure a successful and enjoyable trek. GAT is always suggesting better ideas and budget-friendly trek preparation. 

Travel Documents and Visa: Before your journey starts, ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended return date. Check the visa requirements for Nepal and arrange for the necessary documentation. If you're obtaining an arrival visa, have cash and passport-sized photos ready. We suggest you bring small bills with you.

Flight and Transportation: Confirm your flight to Nepal and air connectivity with a budget-friendly airline company. Arrange transportation from the airport to your accommodation. Utilize the taxi counter at the airport for convenience. Global Adventure Trekking is always happy to arrange your transfer from Kathmandu International Airport.

Physical Fitness: The Manaslu Circuit Trek is challenging and long, so it's essential to be physically prepared. Engage in regular exercise and endurance training in the months leading up to your trek. Cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and hiking on varied terrain are beneficial.

Mental Preparation: Develop a positive mindset and mental resilience for the trek. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help cultivate mental fortitude. Educate yourself about the trek's challenges and rewards to manage expectations effectively.

Trekking Gear: Invest in high-quality trekking gear suitable for variable weather conditions and rugged terrain. The Global Adventure Trekking team always suggests you bring travel-friendly fabrics. Essentials include sturdy hiking boots, waterproof clothing, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, and trekking poles. Please use your trekking gear before you come to Nepal. Particularly, your trekking boots should be the proper size and comfortable.

Itinerary and Route: Global Adventure Trekking, Always plan your trekking itinerary carefully, considering acclimatization days and rest stops. Familiarize yourself with the route, including key landmarks, elevation gains, and distances between campsites or lodges.

Permits and Regulations: Obtain necessary trekking permits and abide by local regulations. Manaslu special permit, the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and TIMS (Trekkrs' Information Management System) are typically required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Health and Safety: Prioritize your health and safety throughout the trek. Stay hydrated, protect yourself from the sun, and be mindful of altitude-related illnesses like altitude sickness. Carry a basic first-aid kit and any necessary medications. Personal hygiene is the most important thing to make your Manaslu Circuit Trek successful and create a lifetime of happy memories.

Environmental Awareness: Respect the natural environment and local communities during your trek. Practice Leave No Trace principles, dispose of waste responsibly, and support sustainable tourism initiatives. 

Required Permits and fees for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Mt. Manaslu lies in the Conservation Area of Manaslu in the northwest of Kathmandu in Gorkha district.  It is a restricted area bordering the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. All trekkers should organize a trek through a registered trekking company to access this route. Solo trekkers are not allowed where minimum group sizes of two people are required. Four different permits are needed to obtain 

1: Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

2: Manaslu Conservation Entry Permit 

3: Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit

4: TIMS (Trekkres' Information Management. Systems)

During the winter, Spring, and Summer seasons, the special permit costs USD 75 per person. And the autumn season, USD 100 per person for 7 days. Additionally, each day costs USD 15 per person. A conservation permit costs USD 30 and TIMS costs USD 20

Electricity and Internet Availability during Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Electricity: Nepal is eagerly embracing the digital age, with most areas of Nepal now equipped with electricity and internet connectivity. This convenience extends to the remote Manaslu Circuit trekking route, ensuring that travelers can stay connected during their journey. Throughout the Manaslu region, there is a reliable supply of electricity, primarily sourced from mainline power grids from the Government of Nepal.

Internet and Mobile Services: Mobile networks operated by NTC and Ncell cover the entirety of the Manaslu region, facilitating communication for trekkers. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the network signal may become weaker or entirely unavailable at times due to the challenging weather forecast as well. Many guesthouses along the Manaslu circuit route offer WiFi and internet services for an additional cost but not much. This allows trekkers to stay connected with their families and friends through online resources during their trek. However, it's essential to note that the quality of internet connectivity may vary depending on the location and weather conditions. No matter whether you trek likewise—Everest base camp, Annapurna circuit trek, or Langtang valley—it is always a poor signal.

Local SIM Card: For those travelers who are seeking reliable mobile connectivity during their trek, purchasing a local SIM card is recommended. Ncell SIM cards are available for purchase at the airport or in the different towns in Kathmandu, with lower prices typically found in city areas.  just need a passport copy and a passport-sized photo. Once activated, you can also opt for data packages to access the internet while on the trekking trail.


Accommodation and Food in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Accommodation:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique off-the-beaten-path experience, with accommodation options including cozy and clean guesthouses and teahouses. While the trek is less developed compared to more popular routes, you can still find comfortable lodging with basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and pillows. Some guesthouses even provide attached bathrooms with hot showers, albeit with limited facilities. Additionally, many establishments offer conveniences like electricity, telephone access, and Wi-Fi for an extra fee. Rooms typically feature twin beds or dormitory-style arrangements with multiple beds in a room.

Food:

Teahouses and guesthouses along the Manaslu Circuit Trek have diverse menus provided by MCAP, catering to various tastes, including Chinese, Nepali, Continental, and Indian cuisine. Traditional Nepali meals, particularly the beloved Dal Bhat (a hearty combination of rice, curry, lentil soup, pickles, green vegetables, and crispy papad), are widely available and known for their hygienic preparation. Additionally, you'll find a variety of momos (dumplings) filled with options like vegetables, chicken, buffalo, or cheese. Other menu items include noodles, potatoes, pizza, macaroni, spaghetti, eggs, bread, chapatis, muesli, porridge, and more, ensuring trekkers have ample choices to refuel and enjoy hearty meals along the trail.

Manaslu Trekking Temperature/Weather

The weather and temperature in the Manaslu trekking region of Nepal can vary depending on the season. The highly recommended seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek are March, April, and May. Autumn is another tourist season for the Manaslu circuit trek; September, October, and November are recognized as the best times of the year. However, the weather and temperature are unpredictable. March to May and September to early December are highly recommended months for trekking and hiking. Monsoon season is not recommended for this trek as heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides occur during the monsoon. Jun to August is the monsoon season in Nepal. And winter season, December to February, is not recommended either.

The temperature on the Manaslu Circuit Trek always depends on the season. Here is some general information about the temperature of the Manaslu region.

Spring Season: Spring is sunny and clear weather; in the lowlands, the temperature is 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In the highlands, the temperature goes to 5 to 15 degrees Celsius, 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Summer Season: This season, the temperature even goes higher. In the lowlands, it is 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In higher elevations, it is 5 to 15 degrees Celsius and 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Autumn Season: During this season, the temperature is 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and in the lower elevations, 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In the higher elevations, 0 to 10 degrees Celsius and 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Winter Season: This season is the coldest, lots of snow falls in the higher elevations, and the temperature goes down. In the lower elevation, 5 to 15 degrees Celsius and 40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. In higher elevations, below 0 degrees to -15 degrees Celsius, 14 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is winter trekking possible on the Manaslu Circuit?

Trekking in the Manaslu Circuit in winter can be challenging and generally not recommended for inexperienced and usual trekkers. However, the Global Adventure Trekking Team is prepared to make this journey possible for the experienced trekker who has the skills to walk in the snow during the winter season with the appropriate gear. Our team is enthusiastic, fully equipped, and insured to conduct the Manaslu Circuit Trek even in the winter season, drawing upon our skillful experience and knowledge of high-altitude trekking during the winter season.

Winter conditions on the Manaslu Circuit Trek can be harsh, characterized by heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and the potential for avalanches. It is crucial for trekkers to be well-prepared and possess the necessary skills to survive in such harsh environments. Our team includes skilled alpine trek guides who are well-versed in handling winter challenges. Moreover, if you are thinking of doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek in the winter season, we are ready to make it successful. We always suggest having some more days, just in case of bad weather.

How do I book my Manaslu Circuit trip?

Booking a trip to Manaslu is very easy and simple. Follow the given link to fill out the details and submit them. As soon as you submit the forms, you will get the electronic invoice, and within 24 hours, Global Adventure Trekking will send you the trip confirmation voucher. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek is our top-selling trip in Nepal. Global Adventure Trekking offers the best 15-day itinerary to Manaslu Trek from arrival to departure. Take maximum satisfaction at the lowest cost; the booking is open for 2024 and 2025

Highlights

The jaw-dropping natural beauty of forests, rivers, waterfalls, and flora and fauna of the Manaslu region.

The cultural diversity of the locals is inhabited by Gurungs, Sherpa, and Tibetans.

Circle the shadows of Manaslu within 14 days

Mesmerizing views of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

Off-The-Beaten-Path Experience

The world's eighth-highest mountain is 8,163 m (26,774 ft).

Larkya La pass 5,106 m./16,186 ft.

Ancient Monasteries and Gompas

Crossing several thrilling Suspension bridges

Limited tourist traffic along the way

Tsum Valley trekking trial extension

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1,400 m./4,600 ft./30 min drive

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our dedicated airport representative warmly welcomed you, presenting you with a vibrant garland of Marigold and a comfortable transfer to your hotel for your pleasant stay.

  • None
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

Explore Kathmandu at your own pace as you prepare for your upcoming trek. Meet the dedicated team at Global Adventure Trekking, for a comprehensive briefing on the details of your trek. At the same time, you have a chance to check your trek equipment with your guide. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

Embark on a picturesque journey to Macchekhola, where the journey will capture lush green Hills, rice terraces, meandering rivers, small local settlements, and enchanting views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges. You will pass the beautiful city of Dhading Besi, which is the district headquarters of Dhading. The last part of your journey will be off-road. Early in the evening, you will be reaching Machhe Khola and staying overnight at the comfortable tea house.

Distance covered: 175 km/108 miles

Walking Duration: 8 hrs.

Altitude Descend: 450 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tsum Valley or Hotel Everest (Attached Bathroom)
  • 900 m./3,050 ft.

This is the narrow, exposed trail that needs to Cross the Macchakhola which is known as a fish-steam trail. This is the small, charming settlement of the Gurung, Magar, and Chhetri people. There are many scrambling up and down slopes. And you will encounter the Tatopani (a natural hot spring). After the short walk in the forest, cross the river via the suspension bridge and continue the uphill journey, to the overnight destination of Jagat

Walking Duration: 5/6 hours

Distance covered: 22 km. (1,366 m).

Altitude gain: 450 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Himalayan Tourist Guest House(attached Bath)
  • 1,350 m./4,395 ft.

The initial section is an easy and leisurely walk and guides you as you cross the Budhi Gandaki. The trail ascending through the picturesque rice terrace leads to the beautiful settlement of Gurung village, Philim. 

Once you cross the village, the path enters the uninhabited gorge. Cross the Budi Gandaki over the wooden cantilever bridge. Then the trail makes its way up to the western side and valley, offering a pleasant walk through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola once you cross the Khola, the day's journey concludes with a pleasant overnight at the charming village of Deng.

Distance covered: 19 km/18.80 miles

Walking Duration: 6–7 hours

Altitude gain: 500 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Windy Valley or Hotel Sangrila
  • 1,850 m./5,915 ft.

Following a short walk, the trail crosses the Budi Gandaki. There are a couple of tea shops where you can buy some drinks, cookies and chocolate bars. The trail darts in and out of two ravines, then continues to climb high above steep slope on the opposite side of the river, then crosses the Budi Gandaki here. Throughout, the day, we cross the Budi Gandaki multiple times. You will take your time and enjoy the beautiful landscape, Gomba, and Mani stone routes. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest, followed by a steep climb to Namrung.

Distance covered: 17 km/10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 7 hours

Altitude gain: 800 m.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Namrung Guest House or Hotel Thakali
  • 2,650 m./8,630 ft.

Now, the trail enters the Nupri region. The people of this region are all descendants of Tibetan immigrants known as the Bhote People. Usually, they dress in traditional Chubas dress. Today, you can enjoy walking through the rhododendrons, firs, and oak forests. Spectacular views of Manaslu (8,156 m) and Manaslu North (7,154 m). The trail then climbs a small hill and gets to Lho, a big village where you encounter significant landmarks such as the Monastery, Gumba, and Mani Stone.

Distance Covered: 10.5 km/6.25 miles

Walking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 400 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hotel Majestic (attached Bath)
  • 2,950 m./11,580 ft.

To continue our journey, we need to cross the ridge out of the valley to the BudhiGandaki side and navigate the rocky moraine. We climb steadily, pass through forests, and reach Lihi, a wonderful village adorned with numerous Mani Stones, Chortens, and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through the Sho, Lho, and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the very popular Ribung Gompa. Shyala village will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. You will have a wonderful night with awe-inspiring views and the tranquil atmosphere of Sama Gaon.

Distance covered: 17 km/10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 5/6 hours

Altitude gain: 650 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hotel Mt. Manaslu(attached bath)
  • 3,550 m./13,630 ft.

This is the acclimatization day, It is a very beautiful day, as Sama Gaou is one of the most spectacular villages. You have several options to explore. South of Sama Gaon, there is an old Punggyen Gompa, which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. This is the best viewpoint for the beautiful landscape and surroundings. 

An alternative option for adventure-seeking is to hike the captivating glacial lake Birendra Lake' or The renowned Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pangphuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, and Manaslu icefall. In itself, this is the heavenly paradise environment. After lunch, you can have leisure time.

Option for day tour

Opt. I: Trek Pungyen Gompa and back-14 km. altitude gain 550 m. walking 6 hours

Opt. II: Birendra Tal and back-5 km. 2 hrs.

Opt. II: Trek to Manaslu base camp and back 17 km/8 hours. Altitude gain: 900 m. 


  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hote Mt. Manaslu(attached bath)
  • 3,500 m./13,630 ft.

Embarking on the trek to Samdo village is another delightful day on a well-mentioned and specific path. Along the way, be prepared to be captivated by the panoramic views of the landscape, pine forest, and Mani Wall. The view of the landscape, Manaslu ranges, Buddha Himal, and Shringi Himal are most eye-catching. After crossing the river through a wooden bridge, the day is a memorable and pleasant trekking day in the heart of the Himalayas. You will enjoy your night at Samdo.

Distance covered: 17 km/10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 4 hours

Altitude gain: 400 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Yak Hotel or Hotel Jambala(attached bath)
  • 3,875 m./14,500 ft.

Following the acclimatization day in Samagaun, Trekkers are more excited about the Larkya pass. Today, you descend on a wide, gentle path and enjoy the big, significant old mani stone wall and Chorten. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier, we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the Dharmasala. Along the way, passing Larke Bazaar, "fair seasonal Tibetan market," is another interesting place to explore.

Distance covered: 12 km (7.50 miles)

Walking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 585 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Larky -La or Similar( Basic Accommodation)
  • 4,460 m./14,632 ft.

Today is the main day as you are going to concur the Larke La pass (5,160 m.), which is one of the most beautiful and tremendous. The route is long and gentle, climbing beside the moraine. The Larkya Glacier offers great views of Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru (6,981 m), Annapurna Range, and Larkya Peak. Now, we descend along the top of a moraine, down steep scree slopes. Ahead, walk through a grassy moraine and a big Mani stone that leads to a large meadow. Finally, you will be in Bimtang where you can have a big night after a successful pass.

Distance covered: 24 km/15 miles

Walking Duration: 8/9 hours

Altitude descend: 860 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Mt. Punker or Hotel Tibet(attached bath)
  • 3,600 m./11,770 ft.

Walk through the forest and waterfall to Dharapani, this is easy and short walking until  Tilje stops for lunch and continues to Dharapani. Dharapani is the world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek (Larke pass) starting point as well.

Distance covered: 22 km/13.50 miles

Walking Duration: 7 hours 

Altitude descend: 1,630 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel North Face or Hotel Gorkha Inn(Attached Bath)
  • 1,960 m./6,463 ft.

After having a healthy breakfast, drive to Besishahar on the off-road (25 km, 2 hours) by Jeep. You will have a small break for lunch and take another bus to Kathmandu. It is 180 km. from Dharapani and takes about 6 hours. This is a beautiful bus ride, and along the way you can see many beautiful landscapes, rivers, local villages, and rice terraces. It is a paved and smooth road, which makes it an easy and comfortable Jeep ride. Evening farewell Dinner

Distance covered: 216 km/134 miles

Approx. Driving Time Taken: 8 hours 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,350 m./3,050 ft.

As your journey with us comes to a close, we extend our gratitude for choosing our services. After the farewell, we comfortably transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your safe and sound journey.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Manaslu Conservation Entry Permit (MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permits for 7 days
  • Trekker Information Management System (TIMS)
  • All ground transportation, as per itinerary, by public and private sharing vehicle
  • 11-night best available Tea house Accommodation during the trek as per itinerary
  • 3-Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (** Twin Sharing) including breakfast
  • Full-board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, if required
  • Company Duffel Bag and T-shirt
  • Manaslu Trekking Map
  • Government-certified, well-experienced Global Adventure Trekking guide
  • Salary including insurance, equipment, accommodation, and food for your Nepalese Guide
  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees, Visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days, respectively. It can be obtained on your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Entry fees or donations, museums, monasteries while trekking, etc
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter just in case, the cost should be borne by your travel insurance company.
  • Extra-night hotel and food in Kathmandu in case of an earlier return from the mountain than scheduled. 
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
  • Meals other than those listed in inclusions (Hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Laundry, towels, hot showers, internet access, recharging of batteries, and other items of a personal nature.
  • porter 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
18 Jul, 2024 - 01 Aug, 2024 Guaranteed US$999
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Useful Info

Global Adventure Trekking offers the Manaslu Circuit trek only as a small, eco-friendly private trip with friends and family. We do have some scheduled departures here, but we operate this trek as a more likely private one. Please contact us for the 2024/2025 group joining and private solo offer prices.

If you would like to have a deluxe five-star hotel in Kathmandu, we are happy to help you with the booking, Please kindly let us know. A 6-month valid passport is required to travel to Nepal. visa can be granted upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Here is the link for online visa forms.

Dengue spreads mostly in Asia and the Pacific Islands through mosquito bites. However, going up to the mountain area is always safe because mosquitoes do not survive above 3,000 m. Although it is recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants,

The Manaslu Circuit Trek can be extended up to 21 days, including Tsum Valley. Where you can experience Off-grid, monastery life. We highly appreciate it if you have your own customized itinerary.

A 6-month valid passport is required to travel to Nepal, and 2 pieces of printed pictures should be brought with you.

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